This paper outlines a project (involving FAO, SIFAR, and CNR) aiming at building a formal ontology in the fishery domain. The ontology will support semantic interoperability among existing fishery information systems and will enhance information extraction and text marking, envisaging a fishery semantic web. The ontology is being built through the conceptual integration of existing fishery terminologies, thesauri, reference tables, and topic trees.
Gangemi, Aldo and Fisseha, Frehiwot and Pettman, Ian and Keizer, Johannes Building An Integrated Formal Ontology for Semantic Interoperability in the Fishery Domain., 2002 . In International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2002, Sardinia (Italia), June 9-12 2002. [Conference paper]